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Supporting the Zero Hunger Challenge in Antigua and barbuda, Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - TCP/SLC/3502










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    Development of National Land Banks for Improved Food and Nutrition Security and Land Administration in Grenada, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - TCP/SLC/3602 2021
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    The Eastern Caribbean is faced by crucial issues related to its food and nutrition security, including lands left idle or underutilized, high food import bills, a lack of land use planning to protect agricultural land and high levels of rural youth unemployment The governance of land tenure in the region is impeded by a lack of comprehensive and current databases This delays the process of selecting available land, surveying and allocating subdivided holdings to available farmers The absence of data and the lenience of the state towards informal and illegal occupants of land may also cause reluctance on the part of private landowners to submit their land to such a process In order to promote sustainable agriculture production at national level, enhance food and nutrition security, and support the sustainable management of rural lands, in particular idle and underutilized lands, the project aimed to develop National Land Banks in Grenada, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines The establishment of land banks would help to ensure that lands are leased to landless persons who are genuinely interested in agriculture In particular, they have the potential to be a driving force for the involvement of youth in agriculture and rural development, as well as contributing to sustainable land management ( and good governance of land tenure through improved land administration To this end, the project would also build the capacity of staff of the land administration divisions in each country to manage and operate the land banks Overall, the project was expected to contribute significantly to increasing food production, SLM and rural development in the three countries.
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    Report of the FAO Technical Workshop on Advancing Aquaponics: an efficient use of limited resources. Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda, 14-18 August 2017 2017
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    A technical training workshop on advancing aquaponics was held in Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda, 14–18 August 2017. Fourteen international participants were present from five countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis). The workshop was an activity under the Technical Cooperation Project (TCP/SLC/3601) Towards a Caribbean Blue Revolution in response to the request from the Governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, St. Kitts and Nevis. The fiv e-day workshop was convened by FAO and consisted of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on activities supported by aquaponics experts from Indies Greens, a commercial aquaponic farm that doubles as a teaching and demonstration system, and was supported by FAO technical officers and aquaponics consultants. Recommendations were gathered based on participant feedback and included: (i) FAO support for follow up activities; (ii) further development of tools for modelling and record keeping; (iii) netw orking support; (iv) severe weather risk mitigation support; (v) improvements to the workshop structure; and (v) clarification on certain terminology.
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    Enhancing Institutional Capacities in Statistical Data Collection and Analysis in the Agricultural Sector in OECS Member States - TCP/SLC/3607 2021
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    Throughout the Caribbean, decision makers in the agricultural sector are required to make efficient use of resources through the adoption of suitable policy However, making well informed evidence based policy decisions relies upon high quality data, statistics and analyses In the OECS, data production and analysis have historically been an obstacle to the development of agricultural policies and programmes that make impactful changes Moreover, the monitoring and evaluation of policies and national programmes also requires ongoing collection and analysis of data that is both reliable and relevant Agriculture will continue to play a crucial role in the development of the economies of OECS member states However, sustainable value creation along agricultural value chains also depends on the incorporation of both social and environmental considerations National economies (and the regional economy) must therefore be developed based on a participatory approach that considers outcomes for all stakeholders in the agriculture sector, and the collection of data for analysis of these outcomes must be carried out accordingly This project was designed to strengthen the planning function of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines by supporting the development of their agricultural statistics systems.

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